Daves Old Computers - Commodore Amiga

The Amiga line of computers were the 16/32 bit successors to Commodores hugely successful 64 and 128 machines.

Using a 68000 processor, and running a graphical operating system (Amiga Workbench), the Amiga was a direct competitor to the AtariST and the Apple Macintosh.

Amigas were available in several different versions, including the original desktop Amiga 1000, the higher-end desktop Amiga 2000, and the lower-end "console" format Amiga 500. Amigas had exceptional graphics and sound capability for their time, which was accomplished with the use of sound and video coprocessor chips

Amiga 1000s were donated by Paul Sahota and Richard Evers.
Amiga 2000s were donated by "der Mouse", Markus Wandel and Richard Evers.
Amiga CD32 was donated by Richard Evers.

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Amiga 500

Complete Amiga 500 system. Clockwise from upper left:
RGB video cable, Amiga 500 power supply, 1084 RGB color monitor, Amiga 500 users manual, Amiga mouse, Operating software diskettes, Memory expansion/clock module, Amiga 500.


Amiga 500 back panel. Left to right:
Mouse/Joystick-1, Mouse/Joystick-2, Stereo audio output, External disk connector, Serial port, Parallel port, Power connector, RGB video out, Composite video out.

Right side view of Amiga 500. Here we see the internal 3.5" diskette drive.

Information label on bottom of Amiga 500 main unit.

Amiga 1000

The Amiga 1000. This is the first Amiga produced.

Side views:
Top: Left-side showing power switch.
Bottom: Right-side showing game connectors and expansion port.

Rear view - Left to right:
Keyboard, Printer, Disk, Serial, Audio (L+R), Monitor, TV/RF adapter, Composite video, Power (below).

Amiga 1000 Bottom view. Here is a closeup of the information label.

Inside the Amiga 1000. This board is normally covered by a metal shield. The top cover is signed by the developers.

Amiga 2000

The Amiga 2000. This was the high end desktop Amiga.

Rear view of Amiga 2000. Left to right:
RGB (video) port, Printer port, External disk drive, Audio/Video outputs, Serial port, Expansion slot covers.

Inside the Amiga 2000.

The Amiga CD32, the first 32-bit gaming system is a complete Amiga computer packaged into a video game console. It is also one of the first to use a CD-ROM drive as the standard medium for loading games. With the help of some interface cables (often homemade), you could use the CD32 as an Amiga computer and run most Amiga software directly on the unit, or as a CD-Drive for another Amiga. Here is a view of the back of the box.

Lots of Amiga documentation.

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